Last week I posted about 10 Classic Stories for Three-Year-Olds. Today, here are some of our newer favorites!
This is a very good interactive book to read with your child. It doesn’t work as well for group readings, but for one-on-one story time, I highly recommend it. This is probably one of Lily’s favorite books this whole year. It deals with color mixing, but it such a way that it’s like the child is doing the mixing his or herself. Very cool.
If you haven’t read any Llama Llama books: do it right now. We love all of them. Llama Llama Red Pajama is the original, but there are a lot of other ones. Lily even loves the board books which are meant for younger readers (probably 1 and 2-year-olds).
This is our favorite potty-training book. Even after potty training, we have read it so many times, Lily reads it to me. There are also a lot of other books with the gender-neutral baby as the star, but personally, this one is great. Maybe I’m partial since we’ve read it so many times.
We were reading from another children’s Bible before I bought this one as an Easter present, but this Bible is perfect for this age group. Lily makes sure we read our Bible story every day. It’s a really basic telling of a lot of the main Bible stories. The pictures are not my favorite, seeing as there are so many white and blond and not middle-eastern at all looking people in them, but overall, great for this age group. I do want to recommend the Bible we were reading before, which is also a wonderful children’s Bible but geared for an older child: The Jesus Storybook Bible This one tells the stories in a way that ties the Old and New Testament together, as well as having tear-jerking stories and beautiful pictures.
Don’t ask me why, but 3-year-olds love talking about things that are stinky, smelly, or disgusting. So, when we checked this book out of the library it was a huge hit with my daughter. We had to read it every day until we returned it to the library. Also, there’s a map in the back of the book which is another really exciting thing for 3s.
This one only works as a read-aloud, unless your child loves to look at typography. It makes reading aloud very fun for your 3-year-old because it makes the adult say very silly things. So if that’s up your child’s alley, check this one out.